When I stepped out of the woods on Saturday morning, I thought I’d gone back in time!
Right there in our very own office circle, was a pair of traditional blacksmiths!
While Rick and Jen worked, everyone walking by was a lord or lady, king or queen!!
What the heck was going on? Did I go back in time?
Wait. What if there’s stocks? Or gallows? You know, sometimes, I’m kind of a naughty moose, playing tricks on Tami and stuff. And I heard the Knights back then didn’t mess around. My cute little face and impressive antlers weren’t going to get me out of trouble here . .. .
Waaaaaait a minute! There’s a truck at the gate! And Ben in the golf cart!!
I didn’t go back in time! It’s Medieval Weekend!!!!
The blacksmiths were working hard hand-forging some cool iron work samples. I snuck a peek at their wares . . .
Fire pokers . . . key rings . . . plant hangers and even some roses!
These were Jen’s samples on her key ring. Aren’t they cool!!??
and here’s Tami’s favorite . . . a snake!!
I started looking around and WOW, did we have a ton of stuff going on!
There was a porridge eating contest . . .
Tami never lets me do that, she says it’d take too much scrubbin’ to get the oatmeal out of my fur!
But I wished I’d made it to jousting! These kids are brave!
The viking ship races looked awesome, too. I love all the boats!
they were so clever!
And at Arts and Crafts, we made swords and shields and crowns!
Doesn’t everyone look king-ly? And at the hayride, we were all given whistles. Our parents and grandparents thought that was the greatest thing ever! You know, because of all the noise we could make.
On Saturday night, Hope and her crew from Wind Over Wings arrived with their raptors . . . nature-geek Tami LOOOOOOOOVES them. Really!
This is Pippin, a Saw-Whet Owl . . .
and Tansy, an Eastern Screech Owl. These two were shown around the room to everyone who attended.
Hope and the other Wind Over Wings Staff, told us each raptor’s story. They can’t be released back into the wild because of limitations in flight or sight.
In the case of Queen Solomon, the Great Horned Owl, she can’t be released because she became humanized after being rescued and raised by a human.
Did you know that if you find a baby bird, you CAN put it back in its nest, or close to it, and their parents will still feed them? We didn’t know that – but we’re glad we do now!
Tami fell in love with Zachariah the first time he visited. She ended up putting a raven named Bo in her third Cooper and Packrat adventure, Mystery of the Missing Fox, after learning how smart they can be.
They are problem solvers and love to play, too!
Hope showed us how an eagle feather makes a sound when you swish it through the air.
But an owl’s feathers do not make a peep . . .
That’s so they can be stealthy and silent while hunting.
What a fun weekend! I learned so much and had a good time, too!
Thank you, Poland Spring Campers, for coming out to play! Visit us again soon!